Five agencies earn e-gov honors

TranStats

Five agencies were recognized this week for innovative technology programs that could serve as models for future work in e-government.

The Defense Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Navy, the Transportation Department, and the U.S. Postal Service received Excellence.Gov awards at the E-Gov Web-Enabled Government conference in Washington, D.C.

The winning programs are:

* TranStats (www.transtats.bts.gov), developed by DOT's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is a Web portal that offers one-stop access to transportation data managed by multiple agencies.

* The Federal Parent Locator Service, developed by HHS' Administration for Children and Families, gives various authorized agencies access to a centralized repository of employment information that helps them enforce child support payments.

* The eBusiness Pilot Project program, managed by the Navy, provides short-term financial support for innovative projects aimed at improving management processes.

* The eFleet Card system, developed by USPS, which integrates a credit solution system with Internet technology to monitor credit card charges for potential fraud, to recover excise taxes from which the agency is exempt, and to provide electronic invoice payments.

* Voting over the Internet, by DOD, for piloting the use of the Internet for absentee voting by personnel based overseas.

The awards program was sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council's eGov shared interest group and E-Gov, a division of the FCW Media Group, the parent company of Federal Computer Week.

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